Mongolia, Tami Neilson in Nashville and the seat recline debate: a week in travel

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Cover story: Mongolia

Here’s one to read over a cuppa – Jason Walls’ experience with the eagle hunters of Mongolia.

“The eagle hunters themselves are dressed head-to-toe in the pelts of their kills, sporting exceptional hats and coats found in no other part of the world,” writes Walls. “Although the practice of eagle hunting is more traditional than practical now, the hunters of the region are still revered and are among the most eligible bachelors in the area.”

On that note, Walls got the unique honour of meeting a man crowned ‘hottest guy in Mongolia’, a 20-something man named Jinsbek and a bit of a local celebrity.

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